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Northeast Fisheries Science Center Publications

As the research arm of NOAA Fisheries in the Northeast Region, NEFSC annually produces about 350 scientific and technical publications, reports, and abstracts, and sponsors many other such works.

Below is a selection of the most recent peer-reviewed publications by Northeast Center staff. Division, branch, or program-specific publications are listed on their corresponding pages.

Publications Database

NEFSC has released our publications database.  This a searchable collection of publications by our staff. 

Recent Publications


Vasquez Caballero S, Bisack K, Shank B, Thunberg E. 2023. Proceedings of the 2022 Virtual Lobster Economic Modeling Workshops: March 23, March 29, April 8. US Dept Commer Northeast Fish Sci Cent Tech Memo 298. (pdf, 68 p)

Precoda K, Murray K, Hayes S. 2023. Loggerhead Turtle Interactions in Mid-Atlantic Bottom Trawl Gear, 2001-2019. US Dept Commer Northeast Fish Sci Cent Tech Memo 299. (pdf, 18 p.)


Wilder J, Davis G, DeAngelis A, Van Parijs S, Baumgartner M. 2023. Low-Frequency Detection and Classification System (LFDCS) Reference Guide. US Dept Commer Northeast Fish Sci Cent Tech Memo 295. (pdf, 138 p.)
Murray KT. 2023. Estimated magnitude of sea turtle interactions in U.S. sink gillnet gear, 2017-2019. US Dept Commer Northeast Fish Sci Cent Tech Memo 29616 p.
Fenton M, Connelly K, Christel D. 2023. Risk Assessment of the Northeast Limited Access Multispecies (Groundfish) Fishery. US Dept Commer Northeast Fish Sci Cent Tech Memo 276145 p.
Wood SA, Josephson E, Precoda K, Murray KT. 2022. Gray seal (Halichoerus grypus) pupping trends and 2021 population estimates in U.S. waters. US Dept Commer Northeast Fish Sci Cent Ref Doc 22-14. 21 p. 


Whitmore EH, Cutler MJ, Thunberg EM. 2022. Social License to Operate in the Aquaculture Industry: A Community-Focused Framework. US Dept Commer Northeast Fish Sci Cent Tech Memo 287. 45 p

Huynh QC, Legault CM, Hordyk AR, Carruthers TR. 2022. A closed-loop simulation framework and indicator approach for evaluating impacts of retrospective patterns in stock assessments. ICES J Mar Sci 

Hodgdon CT, Dr. Shank B, Chen Y. 2022. Developing a Framework to Estimate Dynamic Reference Points for American Lobster Using a Thermally Explicit Spawning Stock Biomass / Recruitment Relationship. Can J Fish Aquat Sci 

Gawarkiewicz G, Fratantoni P, Bahr F, Ellertson A. 2022. Increasing frequency of mid-depth Salinity Maximum Intrusions in the Middle Atlantic Bight. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, J Geophys Res Oceans 

Sauvage J, Wikfors GH, Dixon MS, Kapareiko D, Sabbe K, Li X, Joyce A. 2022. Bacterial exudates as growth-promoting agents for the cultivation of commercially relevant marine microalgal strains. J World Aquacult Soc 1– 19

Henry A. 2022. Serious Injury and Mortality Determinations for Baleen Whale Stocks along the Gulf of Mexico, United States East Coast, and Atlantic Canadian Provinces, 2015-2019. US Dept Commer Northeast Fish Sci Cent Tech Memo 280. 65 p. 

Josephson E. 2022. Serious Injury Determinations for Cetaceans and Pinnipeds Caught in Commercial Fisheries off the Northeast U.S. Coast, 2015-2019. US Dept Commer Northeast Fish Sci Cent Ref Doc 22-03. 37 p. 

Adams CF. Update on the Spatial Distribution of Butterfish, 1982-2019. US Dept Commer Northeast Fish Sci Cent Ref Doc 22-04. 15 p.

Renkawitz MD, Saunders R, Bailey SL, Koenig S. Program and abstracts from the 2020 Atlantic Salmon Ecosystems Forum. US Dept Commer Northeast Fish Sci Cent Ref Doc 22-01. 92 p. 
Lyssikatos MJ. Common bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus truncatus) Gillnet Bycatch Estimates Along the U.S. Mid-Atlantic Coast, 2014-2018. US Dept Commer Northeast Fish Sci Cent Ref Doc 22-02.  (pdf, 18 pg) 
Joyce P, Chigbu P, Jearld A, Kite-Powell H, Liles G, Chu K. Report of the workshop: Optimizing the research intern experience to build inclusion and diversity in the geosciences workforce. US Dept Commer Northeast Fish Sci Cent Tech Memo 277. (pdf, 44 pg)
Ardini G, Murphy T, Werner S, Bailey M. An Overview of the Social Sciences Branch (SSB) Commercial Fishing Business Cost Survey in the Northeast: Protocol and Results for Survey Years 2011, 2012, and 2015. US Dept Commer Northeast Fish Sci Cent Tech Memo 278. (pdf, 146 pg) 


Renkawitz M, Sheehan T, Rikardsen A, Righton D, Rasmus N. Tracking Atlantic Salmon off the West Greenland Coast and in the Labrador Sea with PSATs. US Dept Commer, Northeast Fish Sci Cent Tech Memo 275. (pdf 21 pg).

Sheehan TF, Wynne MP, Clarke GA, Coghlan S, Collins M, Kelley A, Kelshaw R, Kusnierz D, Royte J, Saunders R, Schmitt C, Wilson K, Zydlewski G, Zydlewski J. 2021. Implementing a monitoring framework and data archive for dam removal: Pre-project ecological monitoring of the lower Penobscot River, Maine USA. NOAA Tech Memo NMFS NE. 272; (pdf, 102 p). 

Sheehan TF, Coyne J, Davis GD, Deschamps D, Haas-Castro R, Quinn P, Vaughn L, Nygaard R, Bradbury IR, Robertson MJ, Maoileidigh NO, Carr J. The international sampling program: Continent of origin and biological characteristics of Atlantic Salmon collected at West Greenland in 2019. US Dept Commer, Northeast Fish Sci Cent Ref Doc 21-08. (pdf, 63 pg)

Silva A, Gentile LE, Cutler MJ, Colburn LL. A comparison of wave I (2012/2013) and II (2018/2019) of the survey on the socio-economic aspects of commercial fishing crew in the northeast U.S. NOAA Tech Memo NMFS-NE-274. (pdf, 64 p)

Pace, RM. Revisions and further evaluations of the right whale abundance model: improvements for hypothesis testing. NOAA Tech. Memo. NMFS-NE 269. (pdf, 49 p)

Wigley S, Asci S, Benjamin S, Chamberlain G, Cierpich S, Didden J, Drew K, Legault C, Linden D, Murray K, Potts D, Sampson K, Tholke C. 2021. Standardized Bycatch Reporting Methodology 3-year Review Report - 2020. NOAA Tech Memo NMFS NE. 266; (pdf, 186p)

Josephson E, Wenzel F, Lyssikatos MC. 2021. Serious injury determinations for small cetaceans and pinnipeds caught in commercial fisheries off the Northeast US coast, 2014-2018. US Dept Commer, Northeast Fish Sci Cent Ref Doc 21-04; (pdf, 33 p)

Lyssikatos MC, Chavez-Rosales S, Hatch J. 2021. Estimates of cetacean and pinniped bycatch in Northeast and Mid-Atlantic bottom trawl fisheries, 2014-2018. US Dept Commer, Northeast Fish Sci Cent Ref Doc 21-02; (pdf, 12 p)

Goulette GS, Hawkes JP, Kocik JF, Manning JP, Matzen E, Van Parijs S,  Pettigrew N, Wallinga J, Zydlewski GB, Ames C. 2021. Opportunistic acoustic telemetry platforms: an update on the Northeast Fisheries Science Center’s collaborative monitoring program in the Gulf of Maine, 2005-2018.  NOAA Tech Memo NMFS NE 265; (pdf, 21 p)


Last updated by Northeast Fisheries Science Center on May 09, 2023